Mike Davis (Matt Munisteri Band),
Mike is an “eloquent trumpet prodigy” (Wall Street Journal) who at twenty-eight years old has a voice beyond his years. His playing, imbued with the sounds of prohibition-era speakeasies, the Hoovervilles of the Depression Era, and glittering jazz palaces of the swing era, creates “a timeless cocktail of American music.” A recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Mike began his trumpet instruction at age nine with Jerry Oram in Seattle and went on to study with Laurie Frink during his undergraduate studies. Both teachers encouraged his
interest in early jazz styles and he worked professionally in New York City during his college years. He now appears regularly around New York City as the leader of the New Wonders, with Dandy Wellington and his band, Emily Asher’s Garden Party, Glenn Crytzer, Terry Waldo, Baby Soda, Dan Levinson, and many other traditional jazz and swing bands. A regular at the celebrated jam session at Mona’s Bar, Mike is one of a vanguard of young musicians bringing traditional jazz to the forefront of the New York City music scene.